Lewis County census record of Bush and family in 1850, Census Records, 1850 Lewis County Census, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov.
George Washington Bush left a lasting legacy in Washington. Born in Philadelphia in 1779 to an African American father and Irish mother, Bush was raised a Quaker. He fought in the Battle of New Orleans during the war of 1812, and eventually made his way out west, marrying the daughter of a Missouri minister in 1831. When his friend Michael Simmons and four other families decided to make the journey west in 1844, Bush and his family decided to join them in the journey.
Shasta Water Trademark Sample from 1891, Trademark Records, Secretary of State, Corporations Division, Trademarks, 1888 to 2011, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov.
Did you know that the Washington State Archives has over 68,000 trademark applications from corporations registered in Washington?
In 1891, the Mount Shasta Mineral Spring Company applied for a trademark. Formed in 1889, the company distributed naturally carbonated water from the springs of Mt. Shasta in northern California. In the mid-twentieth century the company expanded into the soda business. You can still find the brand, “Shasta” on many store shelves. This trademark from 1891 is one of the earliest trademarks in the Digital Archives.